Key Figure In Aaron Hernandez Investigation, Sought By Grand Jury, Caught In Hartford

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Bradley Alexander, a man who was allegdly shot in the face by Aaron Hernandez, appears at Hartford Superior Court for a hearing on a

Alexander Bradley previously testified in June regarding the death of Odin Lloyd because authorities were interested in “similarities” between Lloyd’s death and an incident in Florida that left Bradley without vision in one eye. (Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant)

HARTFORD — Alexander Bradley, an East Hartford man whom authorities have wanted to talk to in connection with the Aaron Hernandez investigation, has been caught by Hartford Police and U.S. Marshals and is set to appear in Superior Court on Friday, authorities said.

A Massachusetts grand jury that is investigating the former New England Patriot’s possible role in a July 2012 double homicide in Boston subpoenaed Bradley in September.

Bradley was due to attend a hearing in early September to argue that he should not be required to comply with the subpoena. He did not attend, and authorities had not been able to find him since.

Hartford Superior Court Judge Joan K. Alexander ordered his arrest and set bail at $500,000 at the time.

Bradley has also filed a lawsuit that alleges Hernandez shot him in the eye last February.

Bradley previously testified before the Bristol County, Mass., grand jury investigating the June 17 death of Odin Lloyd because authorities were interested in “similarities” between Lloyd’s death and the incident in Florida that left Bradley without vision in one eye. Hernandez, who is from Bristol, has been accused of murder in Lloyd’s death.

A source said Suffolk County authorities are interested in hearing from Bradley because they believe he may have knowledge of the drive-by shooting that killed two men in Boston last summer. Hernandez has been a target of the probe since police in June found a car, rented in his name, that matched the description of the vehicle authorities sought in that case.

John Andrew Alcorn was also ordered to appear before the grand jury investigating the double homicide in Boston. While it is unclear what the grand jury will ask Alcorn, multiple law enforcement sources say investigators believe Alcorn may have information about a .38-caliber pistol seized after a June multi-vehicle crash in Springfield.

Alcorn is related to Thaddeus “T.L.” Singleton, who was of interest to Massachusetts authorities, but killed in a late-June car crash in Farmington before investigators reached him. Singleton was married to Hernandez’s cousin, Tanya Cummings-Singleton, who was indicted for criminal contempt after she refused to testify before the grand jury investigating the Lloyd homicide.

Alcorn and Singleton previously shared multiple addresses, including the Singleton family home at 275 Sonstrom Road in Bristol.

Singleton more recently lived with Cummings-Singleton and other relatives of Hernandez at 114 Lake Ave., the Bristol home at which police found the gray/silver Toyota SUV that matched the description of the car sought in the Boston shooting.

A law enforcement source said the car, which Boston authorities seized in June, had been parked in the garage for about a year. Authorities also have surveillance footage that shows Hernandez was at the same nightclub as the victims hours before the shooting.

Prosecutors have not filed charges in the Boston double homicide, nor have Palm Beach County authorities investigating the Florida shooting that injured Bradley in February. Hernandez has been held without bail since his June 26 murder arrest, and is next scheduled to appear in Fall River Superior Court for an Oct. 9 hearing.

Staff Report, Hartford Courant

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